It’s no longer a secret that lemons are healthy. Their active ingredients not only support us in a healthy diet, but can also be used in a wide variety of ways.
Have you ever tried to place a sliced lemon in the bedroom? No? Then it’s high time. Apart from the fact that lemons are healthy and nutritious, they spread an aromatic fragrance that reminds of cleanliness and freshness.
You may have heard of the positive effects of placing a lemon wedge in the bedroom. The focus is on inhalation of limes. It is a natural substance, which is present in essential lemon oil (65%).
Lemons for pleasant indoor air
Lemons have a very pleasant and fresh scent that gives a feeling of cleanliness. If we now put sliced lemon slices in the bedroom, we ensure a pleasant indoor air. This also makes breathing easier. The aromatic fragrances support our respiratory tract and can even prevent respiratory diseases and allergies. Lemon slices in the bedroom are therefore particularly suitable for asthmatics or allergy sufferers and can also be useful if you have a cold. The lemon slices can be placed on the heater or placed in a large bowl next to the bed.
What is the effect of lemons in the bedroom?
Especially if you suffer from asthma or colds, citrus fruits are an absolute must in the bedroom. Lemons are real all-round talents. They not only protect against diseases, but also help you lose weight. Lemon water inhibits inflammation, strengthens the immune system and promotes digestion. This is mainly due to the antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and the activating fruit acids.
But who would have thought that the lemon contains healing powers even without being eaten: If you lay a sliced lemon next to the bed, you are doing something for your health – in your sleep, so to speak!
Especially after a hectic (work) day, many find it difficult to relax. Although you feel tired and exhausted, falling asleep becomes a problem. Here, too, the yellow fruit can help: Researchers have found that the smell of lemons has a calming effect on the brain, nerves and our feelings. This makes it easier for us to fall asleep.
The scent of the lemon can help focus on the positive things in life. This in turn ensures a good and relaxed sleep. The citrus fruit also counteracts sleep disorders .
An additional and practical side effect that speak for the use of lemons in the bedroom: These keep many types of insects away. To further enhance the effect, the lemon slices can be peppered with cloves
Lemon scent repels insects
Especially in summer, insects keep finding their way into the bedroom and disturbing restful sleep. The little beasts will disappear as soon as they come, but leave itchy insect bites the next morning. Sliced lemons can be the solution to the problem, because insects avoid the lemon scent and are deterred by it. A sliced lemon in the bedroom can therefore offer you effective protection against mosquito bites. For this, the lemons should be placed near the open window.
Lemon scent makes you happy
According to a study, the special lemon oil should raise our spirits, make us happy and strengthen our spirits. Inhalation overnight is enough to effectively help against morning tiredness and a bad mood after getting up. With the help of the pleasant scent, you can calm down more quickly in the evening and sleep through the night relaxed. In some cases, the lemon juice is even used in aromatherapy (e.g. in the case of depression).
Of course, the lemon slices should be replaced regularly, as the fragrance and the essential oils evaporate over time. The exchange is recommended after 3 to 4 days.
If these methods are not enough for you, you can also try pure lemon oil. You should rub this on your temples just before going to bed. A restful sleep not only lifts your mood, it also strengthens the immune system and promotes concentration during the day.
Lemon scent increases serotonin levels in the brain. This in turn ensures a good mood and improves the mood. The scent of lemons also makes it easier to get out of bed in the morning.
Lemon oil can be used instead of the cut lemon. If you have trouble falling asleep, just rub your temples with a few drops of oil.
The antioxidants contained in lemon oil promote brain health, cell and nerve damage are reduced. In addition, lemon oil has a particularly positive effect on the liver.
Skin and nails benefit from lemons
The acidic citrus fruits are also used to treat various skin problems or against a dry scalp. The affected areas are simply rubbed with a mixture of water and lemon juice – and the miracle effect should begin. Nails should also benefit from the acidic fruit. According to this, lemon juice can help against nail fungus and discolored nails.